Bicycle master plan is expected to be approved by the L.A. City Council

March 1, 2011

By: Kate Linthicum (

LA’s new bicycle plan is expected to be passed by the City Council today. The plan entails a long-term goal of 1680 miles of interconnected bikeways and is carded to produce 200 miles of new bicycle routes every 5 years. A major supporter of the plan is current Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, who has previously shown his dedication to the biking community through his involvement with safety campaigns among other programs. To read more about plan specifications, click here.

Source: Los Angeles Times

Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

Edinburgh’s Inner Tube traffic-free cycle map launched

Posted on 28 February 2011

By: Mark Appleton

To Download map as a PDF, click here.

A map entailing disused rail lines and canal towpaths has been recently released for use by the cyclists and pedestrians of Edinburgh, Scotland. The “Inner Tube” map was developed by a cycling and recycling charity in Scotland called The Bike Station. The map (seen above) will enable Edinburgh’s citizens to maneuver around the capital in an efficient manner while meeting a much needed demand. Plans for the future are also being put in place such that the routes would be made more bike-friendly. One of the awesome aspects of this network is that it will have the capacity to have pictures of parts of the route uploaded onto the internet and its images geo-tagged. This level of interaction will help create interest in the project as well as aid in creating awareness, in addition to dealing with any problems that may arise. To read more about future plans and awards granted to the Inner Tube click here.

Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern


City Guide: San Antonio working to make the city bike friendlier


By: Mark Jones

San Antonio has been making many positive strides to create a safer environment for cyclists. Actions taken include enacting a Safe Passing Ordinance which requires that cars pass cyclists by at least three feet on the left, and trucks give cyclists six feet of clearance. In addition to this, the City Council has also passed another ordinance (a bike light ordinance) which states that bicycles must possess a front light and rear light or a reflector. Local San Antonio leaders have also put in place a “Get Cyched” ad campaign to promote bicycle safety. Another program being implemented in March is the bicycle share program in which there will be 12 downtown stations with bikes available for rental. Yet another positive aspect to San Antonio’s biking community is the 23 existing plus 14 developing miles of Linear Creekways (paved trails for cyclists). Keep up the good work San Antonio!

To read more about program specifications as well as fees assessed to bike rental click here.

Source: San Antonio Current

Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

New bike trails may happen in 5 years

Paths would connect Brandon, Harrisburg and Tea to Sioux Falls

12:00 AM, Feb. 19, 2011

By: Alica P. Thiele

New multipurpose trails may be constructed within 5 years to connect Brandon, Tea anad Harrisburg to Sioux Falls in South Dakota. Apart from short-term feasible routes, members of the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization also proposed long-term plans. This follows months of data collection and analysis of existing conditions as well as taking into consideration the comments and concerns of the community. To read more about the specifications of the proposed trail, click here.

Source: Argus Leader

Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

Council OKs Downers Grove segment of bike path

17/02/11 at 6:53 a.m

By: Brian Slodysko

A mile long bike path has been approved by the village council of Downers Grove, Illinois. The I-88 Central DuPage Bikeway path will be constructed along 31st Street and will run East-West between Highland Avenue and Meyers Road. Costs are expected to be roughly $825,000 such that 75% of expenses will be covered by federal transportation grants. Construction is carded to be complete by 2013. To read more about project specifications and hopes for the future bike paths, click here.

Source: Trib Local Downers Grove

Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

Cyclists getting a bike lane along Chapel Street

New route to link Upper King to East Bay and the Ravenel Bridge

February 15, 2011

By: Greg Hambrick

New bicycle lanes are being introduced along Chapel and John Streets in Charleston South Carolina. Lanes will be three feet wide costing roughly $5000 to complete by early March, and will eliminate only four parking spaces in the process. The lanes will eventually be extended to include Upper King Street, East Bay Street and Ravenel Bridge. Depending on the success of this endeavor, the city will decide whether similar routes should be along the Garden District including Alexander, Elizabeth, and Ann streets. To read more, click here.

Source: Charleston City Paper

Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

Safe Routes to School Webinar Coming Up

02/14/2011 5:00 PM MST
There will be a webinar held on the 3rd of March from 1 – 2 P.M. (eastern time) geared towards local bike shops and safe routes to school programs. The webinar will be free of charge, however registration is required and can be done here. The presentation will entail a number of past successful programs, in addition to ways in which local bike shops can become more involved. To find out more information about this webinar along with the names of the presenters, click here.

Source: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

Swansboro drafts bike plan with public input

February 14, 2011 12:20 AM


The Town of Swansboro has received a $28,000 grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative to develop a comprehensive bicycle plan. In a recent public meeting, residents were given the opportunity to see existing work done by planning consultants Greenway Inc. and provide their own input. Using the initial survey work completed, along with residential input, Greenway Inc. will draft a follow up plan with recommendations for the town. To read more about the carded plans, click here.

Source: Jacksonville Daily News

Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

Woodbridge Walkability Audit Map

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This website was established to show the effort put forth at the “walkability” assessment conducted on Saturday, May 30th for the 16 Woodbridge Township Elementary Schools. The main goal of the project was to find and map the safe routes for children to walk to school. Through a collaboration between Woodbridge Township, the Pioneering Healthier Communities (PHC) team, VERTICES, and active citizens, students and parents learned about learned about aspects of “walkability” within a community, safety, and rules and regulations in regards to crosswalks, sidewalks, and traffic.

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